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can i still drive it

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by therover87, Jul 16, 2001.

  1. therover87

    therover87 1/2 ton status

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    i have a 87 k5 and the end piece on the knockdown cable snapped off, is there anyway i can fix just that little piece or do i have to buy a whole new cable, and can i drive the truck with that not hooked up
     
  2. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    The kick down cable? Just manually control the shift and it should be fine until you fix it. You'll have to replace the whole thing

    I've got a mind like a . . . a . . . what's that thing called?

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  3. Chaz88K5

    Chaz88K5 1/2 ton status

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    no you dont have to replace the whole cable...go to a tranny shop and ask them if they have a replacement end for that...if u cant find anyplace that has them i can get you one for 15 bucks + shipping....shipping would be like less than a buck...let me know if ya need one

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  4. muddin4fun

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    You can get a whole new one for 15 or 20 bucks.

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  5. HarryH3

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    An '87 should have a 700R4 in it. If it does still have the stock tranny, then driving with the Throttle Valve cable disconnected will shortly result in one humongous repair bill. [​IMG] I recommend that you don't drive it until you fix or replace the cable.

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